It is not possible to fathom the human brain in all its totality. It is more shocking than surprising. Well there are very limited psychological thrillers made with such a fine projection of intriguing and involving the audience to participate and ‘Donnie Darko’ definitely rests in that category.
‘Donnie Darko’ is a cult psychological thriller which didn’t get much box office success but gets a strong fan following after the release of its DVD in Director’s Cut version.
Though I haven’t seen Director’s cut consists of 133 minutes (20 minutes more than the original cut). It’s too complex film to understand Director Richard Kelly’s interpretation of the film where Darko’s world fixed between hallucination and reality.
Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role is full of weird, moody and idiosyncratic expressions scored one of the finest acts of his career. More than anything its screenplay, direction and involving atmosphere of Donnie’s dark world which makes you stick to your seats while watching it. It would be spoiler if I write any single line about the story or plot because this is the film which demands your active participation.
Highly recommended if you love weird, complex and engaging thrillers.